COURTS OF PARIS, NAPLES, ETC. 75 in a gold basin, and in his speech compared him to Henri Quatre—a bad comparison, for the latter came as a conqueror, poor Louis as a vanquished monarch. La Fayette was there at the head of the National Guard, The cry was, " Vive la nation ! " But when the King accepted the tri- colour cockade, they greeted him with " Vive le Roi!" At PHotel de Ville he was addressed by the Count de Lally TollendaL The Queen was in dreadful fear until the King's return to Versailles; Monsieur remained with her all the time. The poor King came back sadly fatigued. M. Necker has returned triumphant, and was received with honours, cannon-firing and illumina- tions. As he is so popular, it is to be hoped he will be of use in producing tranquility. August $fh. Young Laborde has been making himself very conspicuous, as well as Charles de Noailles who married his sister, declaiming in favour of derno- of the wretches who taunted him, as he stood on the scaffold, with " Tu as peur, tu tremble." " Non," replied he, "j'ai froid."